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nominee mitt romney and president barack obama, with only 34 days to go before the election. did someone win the great debate? >>> making the grade. they advised george w. bush, al gore and sarah palin before their famous debates. with the stakes so high, what marks do our political insiders give these candidates? we'll tell you, in the "nightline" report card. >>> and, what's your percent? are you in the 47%? what does it take to be in the 1% of the 1%? this year, the percentage has taken on a life of its own, and we get right to the point. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," one-on-one, the candidates debate, october 3rd, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. tonight, a high stakes showdown as president barack obama and mitt romney took the stage in denver to go head to head for the first time. an estimated 60 million americans tuned in to watch this critical moment in an often contentious presidential campaign with the election just 34 days away. crucial swin
is a very good debater. he's practiced and practiced and practiced and practiced. >> the moderator and obama are going to come after him. >> romney is actually pretty good on his feet in debates. >> the big questions, can romney reset his campaign with a strong debate? or with early voting under way -- >> president obama. >> -- is it too late for a turnaround? >> four years from his last debate. >> you're wrong. >> will president obama be rusty? or, can he break the race wide open? we'll ask our headliners. new jersey governor chris christie and the president's senior adviser david plouffe. and our powerhouse roundtable. squaring off, former party chairs haley barbour and howard dean. plus, matthew dowd, donna brazile and maggie haberman of politico. >>> hello again. we're heading into the home stretch of this campaign. just 37 days before the final votes, with all eyes on this week's first debate. the candidates are hunkering down in debate camp. our guests are ready to weigh in on where the race stands. what to expect wednesday? white house adviser david plouffe standing by for the preside
obama and arrived today in nevada for three bang days of what campaign -- three days of what campaign aides are calling debate camp. >> i believe in you. i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> the president and romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddled with senior advisers to prepare for the showdown in denver. in recent days, campaigns have been bending over backward to complement their opponents and downplay expectations. new jersey governor chris christie said a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people can see these two guys by side, letting out their visions unfiltered. i think that will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> obama senior advisers said they are preparing. >> they have been practicing for months. i am sure they will have a lot of clever lines, but that is not the american people are looking for. >> abc news political analyst matt dowd says advisors are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's lives have been about physical debates and -- physical characteristics and mannerisms,
obama and mitt romney. >> its the first of three for the candidates. what happens on the stage could play a huge role at the polls. brianne carter has a preview. >> the last time they were face to face for debate was four years ago. both sides are downplaying expectations. president barack obama and republican presidential hopeful mitt romney will square off on the issues in their first side- by-side showdown of this race. >> i think the winner will be declared by the american people based on what the two candidates say and who lays out a vision for the future, some policy details. >> tonight the debate will focus on domestic issues including the economy, health care, and the role of government. the candidates are preparing and many are weighing in on what they need to do. >> i don't think mitt romney has to win this debate. he needs to show that he is presidential and compassionate. >> the president is all about his mannerisms and his style. i think he cannot come across as charitable or impatient. he has to act like he wants to be there and maybe smile a lot. >> tonight could be a
... low-wage laborabo its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your m medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. [inaudible] >> breaking news is coming in washington.st seven residents were rescued by firefighters. people may soon be searching for e to wait -- to live. tom roussey has the first report of there. now live. >> workers are still out here up the scene tonight. a fire department has not the official cause of the fire. you where it started. started on a second-floor apartment. have since put plywood on e window there. was from the third floor tore a number of folks had be rescued. one man fell. i
to push the rate below 8%. scott was in fairfax for the rally for president obama. he has a look at the push for virginia voters. >> this could have quite an impact on those voters. they did not think it would get below 8%. now with one more report before election day, it could be persuasive. >> today, i believe that, as a nation, we are moving forward again. we are moving forward. >> as always, there are countless momentum shifts and the president followed at his debate with more headlines. across the state, a counter argument. >> there are fewer new jobs this month than last month. >> the numbers are what they seem. >> the reason it has come down is due to the fact more and more people have stopped looking for work. >> regardless of how we got to 7.8%, it looks like progress. unemployment was once at 10%. >> that is always a positive thing. i do not know how you could spend it. >> meanwhile the president went after brawny on a different set of numbers, reducing the -- after romney on a different set of numbersg the deficit. >> of mitt romney will bring down the hammer on sesame
policiesent obama's failed for the past four years. not seeton says many do as victims, as mr. would's comments indicate. aboutere also talking accounts in the cayman islands. >> a fairly wide gap between the candidates for the senate. former governor, democrat tim against republican george allen. that same poll also shows obama ahead of mitt romney. >> police are trying to figure out if 5 attacks in springfield are related. samean was attacked in the block previously. police say each of the five attacks involved a man coming up behind the woman and then running off. >> police officers faced of richard brutality. e police officer filed a $3 against theuit two officers. says he was off duty at the when two officers started beating him. was cited for having an open alcohol container and resisting arrest. one person said he never resisted arrest. >> a recent break-in on monday, california congressman g his office had been burglarized. we have a look at what has been stolen with horace holmes. some very unusual items, but of great value, but the is how is t fee buildingsg into these good
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, jobs, health care. a lot more. just over a month before election day. tonight, president obama and the stagey took to the first of three .ebates spiri many of you probably have about whoopinions top.up on we are live in our newsroom with bothcomes next for parties. about observation, a la men handedto to other. mitt romney held his own. saying he was more keeping the on defense. that is a victory. got called out a couple of times. the fight over tax cuts and reducing the deficit. >> i will not reduce the share by high income individuals. your running mate keep saying that. know it is a popular thing to say. e case.ot th boys. five i am used to people saying is not always repeating it on d hoping i will believe it. >> for 80 months, he has been this tax plan. -- 18 months, he has been this tax plan. now, he is saying is big, bold is never mind. >> mitt romney has not laid out the details on how he will taxes, the numbers on not favor him, at least not now. other big battle, a huge disagreement over obamacare. >> i just do not know how the president could come into , facing risin
yond this debate, what is next for both men now, karen? >> president obama will be back here in just a couple hours. an event here this morning at university of denver. before he head to wisconsin for an event in madison. that's expected to be a large crowd, college campus, possibly over 10,000 people. mitt romney heading to virginia today, outside charlottesville. smaller event, smaller town. rob, paula, now talking about the debate for a couple days. then all about vps, paul ryan and joe biden, debate next week and see where the debate conversation goes. that is certainly going to be maybe more interesting than tonight's was. >> expect a little more fire from the vps. >> little bit. >> little more entertaining. thank you, care ken. a long day, live for us this morning in denver. thank you again. stay with abc news for indepth debate analysis. senior washington editor rick klein will have political observations here coming up later in this half-hour. >>> president obama hoped to put osama bin laden on trial, that is a cording to a new book out later this month. the book quoting the
am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. we begin with good news for the country and president obama. the u.s. unemployment rate has fallen below 8% for the first time in nearly a full your years. >> employers added 114th thousand jobs since september. jobless rate fell to 7.8% last month and wages rose. the department also revised the numbers for july and august saying the economy at its 86,000 more jobs than first estimated. >> the jobs report is a big topic on the campaign trail. republican candidate mitt romney campaigning in battleground virginia. looks like they're getting ready to announce that he will be speaking soon at carter machinery in abingdon. president obama in virginia as well. >> scott thuman joins us from george mason university. seems like a more confident president obama than we saw during the debate scott. we would check back with him in a couple minutes. the president speaking after 11:00 this morning in virginia at george mason in fairfax. we will have a live report. >> a with abc 7, your election station. continuing coverage of the election and the latest inf
a slight momentum shift. going toent obama is prop extensively. on the next debate, a town hall format. >> mitt romney is riding high. even made a surprise stop at conservative political action conference. his big night seems to be paying off. his press secretary -- much of that money is going to be spent right here in virginia. we are looking forward to the debate, it is a week from tonight. people expect plenty of fireworks. battleground virginia is getting a lot of attention. it starts tonight with mitt romney and paul ryan. mitt romney will hold a rally tomorrow. the president will be in vienna, va. tomorrow. monday, governor romney is back with a speech in lexington, virginia. our coverage of the day after nhe debate continues o wjla.com. we have local reaction. what you thought as the debate on with their instant reaction and the latest updates from the campaign trail. >> police said the together a they believehe man salted five women in springfield -- a sketch of the believed us all to five women in springfield. on last two attacks happened hidden avenue. e other three in the ne
on the air, president obama and governor romney are preparing for the super bowl of politics. 60 million americans expected to watch the first debate tonight. and it is one of those nights that can change history. we want to show you the stage, right now, at the university of denver in colorado. it is standing by, awaiting the candidates. 34 days until your voice, your vote. and the abc news political team is right there in that room. david muir and jake tapper, ready for the opening round to begin. so, david, start us off. >> reporter: diane, good evening from the debate hall here at the university of denver. you can see the stage behind me. everything planned right down to the minute tonight. president obama will enter from the right. the governor from massachusetts, governor romney entering from the left. to give you an idea of the setting here, about 1,000 people inside this debate hall, when it starts. look behind the cameras tonight. we're inside a hockey arena that normally seats 8,000 but they've created this intimate setting as tens of millions watch from their living rooms toni
for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ ♪ captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. >> air force two, which was caring pratt -- joe biden it had to land at dulles airport due to low visibility as a safety precautions. the vice pratthe fog rolled in as the rain came to an end. many of you had to deal with that thought in the morning. bob ryan wil
is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debat in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculations. >> i know the media is speculating who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that. governor romney, he's a good debater. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolutely confident when we get to thursday mor
has been the biggest moment so far in this race. and for much of the night, president obama looked very relaxed on stage. and mitt romney pounced, putting the president on defense. the first presidential debate started with a hand shake and a smile between president obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney. then, it quickly focused on the economy. >> 5 million jobs in the private sector created. the auto industry's come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again, to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night. but his comments about the 47% had taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments. and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies, middle-income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. i will not, under any circumstances, raise taxes on middle-income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rival, saying that romney cannot keep his goal of cutting taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle-c
's debate now means a lot more. a cnn poll shows president obama romney in a dead heat. is ahead by just three points. tonight mr. obama continues to for that debate in a t -- from the las vegas area. mitt romney did have an event tonight. a rally at the wings the rockies in denver. republican nominee has been in all weekend preparing for the debate. see if that fiscal be cushioned with a of taxpayer money. >> police in prince boomtown said someone is going around ripping peoples and jewelry of while they are wearing it. ripping peoples and jewelry of while t[ male announcer ]. for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow w options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage paym,ents, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how impmportant cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. a jury keep on the loose in prince william county tonight. is rippingect necklaces right off the victims. tom, tell us about this. >> i am on cover stone drive and in on
the gw paul has president obama up by two points, upperwithin the margin of error. another poll has obama leading in swing states but trailing among independents. who do you believe? >> in a telephone calls every day, whether it is the staff of one particular candidate or a party, telling me that the numbers are skewed. believe them, don't believe them, either way, these constantly changing surveys are a big part of our political world. >> talk to voters, and if there is one thing they are tired of almost as much as negative ads it is polls. >> the problem is the change from day to day. how valid are they? >> i do not watch them. >> skeptics come from both sides of the aisle. they say number-cruncher's could have a motive or gather flawed data. while there are plenty of true believers. >> i think they're pretty reliable. >> others say politicians downplay the data. >> what do you think when you see polls? >> bair interesting snapshot. >> tim kaine is cautious about a southern -- sudden breakthrough. >> you always have to adopt a reasonably pessimistic poll as your guide because you
, president obama and mitt romney finally stepped in to the same -- step into the same ring, the president preparing for tough questions about the struggling economy and why he deserves a second term. analysts say the focus -- >> i think the president is all about his mannerisms and style at this point. he cannot come across as irritable or impatient. >> the mitt romney's campaign -- the mitt romney campaign they say he needs to connect with voters and show he does connect with them. it is one thing to do it on the campaign trail, another when it is just a few feet away. >> he has to turn this into it be not a referendum about himself. -- into it being not a referendum about himself. most americans think the president will win the debate. and the romney campaign is hoping they will get a much- needed boost. >> thank you very much for that. we want to know what you are thinking and you can tell us us -- tell us that. you can go to our website wjla.com and you can weigh in and also see what others are thinking. this is all in real time. we will get a wrap-up on abc 7 news at 11:00. >> the
will look forward to the playoffs. stay tuned for that. >> coming atup how a new law could i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the esident no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a respsibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, thousing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they shohould take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> 7 is on your side with a honda recall. honda is recalling 573,000 accords from 2003-2007. they have a defective power steering hose. the new part will not be available until 2013. >> if you are afraid your children watch too much television according to a new study, you are probably right. >> the problem could be worse than you think. we have the big picture on the small screen. >> children love their cartoons, and there are plen
on the campaign trail, the running mates are carrying the load while obama and romney prepare for tomorrow night's debate. there is a tall hall at the clinton county courthouse where paul ryan will appear in burlington. ann romney will appear in colorado in a little while. vice-president biden will take the stage at an event surely in charlotte. it's the first of his two plans stops in north carolina today. michelle obama has a speaking appearance in cincinnati. early voting started in ohio this morning. more shots fired in maryland. protesters urging people to vote against question 7 on the november ballot. some of the protesters may have had an ulterior motive. brianne carter has the story from upper marlborough. >> with their signs and shirts, dozen people showed up outside the prince george's county administration building to protest maryland ballot question 7. it would greenlight the plan for a casino in prince george county. >> they want the money to be used for schools, they would never applied to the bills. >> there's an ad on craigslist that raises questions about whether participants c
absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> reporter: president obama, meanwhile, is trying to rebound from what many believe was a lackluster debate performance. before a crowd of 30,000 in madison, wisconsin, yesterday, the president suggested romney's performance was just an act. >> i met this very spirited fellow who claims to be mitt romney but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney. because the real mitt romney's been running around the country for the last year, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: obama campaign advisers were even more blunt, accusing romney of being dishonest on the debate stage. but some of the president's supporters and liberal pundits are baffled by what they saw as a passive performance. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down. he was enduring the debate, rather than fighting it. >> reporter: president obama could have new worries today when the monthly job numbers come out. economists predicted the unemployment
get ready to walk into a big arena. there's the stage. president barack obama, governor mitt romney are standing by in the wings right now and jofgeor it is hard to imagine the pressure on them. as many of 60 million of us could be watching tonight. >> first of three debates. and the first debates almost always help the challenger. mitt romney needs it. it's a tight race, he's behind. >> and tonight, to cover it all, our team, inside the debate hall. and keeping watch in our fact check desk, and also, with us right here in the studio, the insiders from both parties, ready to weigh in on who woman and the big moments we'll remember tomorrow. >> the moderator tonight, jim lehrer from pbs. he's moderated 12 debates, more than anybody else. here he is right now. >> good evening, from the magnus arena at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer of the pbs news hour and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates, between president barack obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate, a
romney and barack obama will be in virginia on the very same day. >> thank you. our coverage from last night's debate continues on wjla.com. you will find a fact check as well as how the obama camp is adjusting its approach for the next one. we will also show you how you can get interactive and register your opinions. >> a massive manhunt tonight underweight for a 17-year-old. he has not been seen since monday. what is the latest? >> we have an intense search going on. this is going to go until the evening. they have been surging trails allover this area in fairfax. we're talking about a 17-year- old who made no statements about running away. this is a mystery and his parents are having a tough time. >> follow all the leads that we can. >> tired yes. >> as the parents of bryan glenn make posters and e-mails. they work around the clock to find him. >> we wanted to get home. we love you. >> fairfax county police helicopter hovered over the park. the place for his jet was found on tuesday. a search team scoured the woods. >> i am ready to cry. my heart is broken. >> the family says a seni
with jeremiah wright and connection with obama and his camp said i don't see this as news worthy and had absolutely nothing to do with it. kind of be surprised if they would go there. >> in the news cycle until 9:00 tonight when the debate gets rolling. >>> voters in pennsylvania will not have to show a photo id before casting their presidential ballot next month. a judge has put a temporary hold on the state's new law. abc's t.j. winick explains. >> reporter: 93-year-old vivian applewhite cast her first vote for president back in 1932 for franklin roosevelt. but because she didn't have the required documents to obtain a photo i.d. she almost didn't have a chance to vote this november. it turns out applewhite will be able to vote after a judge blocked pennsylvania's controversial new voter i.d. law from taking full effect before the presidential election. >> at the end of the day this is a victory for democrats because they can argue that no longer would the kind of voters that they want to bring to the polls are encouraged to go to the polls will be turned away. at the same time, for re
. >> the first debate between president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney is set for wednesday. while they prepare for the show down in denver, their running mates for campaigning in battleground states. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye today as they get ready for the first debate on wednesday. vice president in spoke in florida up for the second consecutive day. he blamed republicans and the bush should ministration for the deficit. >> by the times be rains were turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> today, paul ryan campaigned in new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes. but that could make a difference in the race that could come down to a handful of states. >> thank you for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign is shifting to a different stage this week with wednesday night's showdown between president obama ann romney. >> if you have taken a look at the history of debates, it is not about policies. is not about facts. it has changed
obama and gop romney face off at the university of denver. good morning, washington. wednesday, october 3. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's go to jacqui jeras to find happening outside. fog will be a big issue for the morning. let's show you the visibility. poor in many areas. a half mile at reagan national. at hagerstown, 0.3, and the same at dulles. the same in cumberland as well. and temperatures this morning. some 70's on the map. 70 in d.c., 64 in dallas. -- dulles. we could get a little sunshine afternoon. temperatures will get into the afternoon.is we will have big changes for the weekend. how traffic is moving, with angela. >> slow going all around the capital area. fog will be the big issue this morning. plan for a slow drive. give you an example, this is view of springfield, the springfield interchange. see any traffic flowing. the dense fog will slow things down this morning. have a couple work from the springfield interchange, inner loop towards 644, two right lanes are still closed. use caution through the works .wns in maryland, there is heavy fog. reports
benefit to children. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about or and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class falies rely on medicaid to help d ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >> the national's secured home advantage throughout the playoffs, snagging the best with their 98 win. now of road to the world series y when they play the between thee game the braves.d the home playoff game will be wednesday. four home playoff games, d.c. p to $76,000 for security and traffic control. d.c. officials expect the city what they spent after they estimate the city make $500,000 per game on revenue from hotel and restaurant taxes. >> despite the win for the nationals, one of the big in the form of a teddy finally winning the mascot race. big win, and as i
president obama and mitt romney. the first of the debates for the candidates. there will be 3. what happens on the stage could .lay a big role at the polls brianne carter has a preview. >> after months of battling, obama and republican hopeful mitt romney will share the same stage in denver. the first presidential debate. >> governor romney and president meet on the stage behind me. >> the latest poll shows the for president is very close. what happens tonight could have campaignson the two that are winding down with e than a month left to go. g to the wall street journal, they will square off 15-minute six segments with a focus on the economy, health care, and the role of government. have been caring for weeks. break tuesday and wives weighed in on how big it will go. we are focused and i cannot for the contrast we will hear. >> he's a very good debater, so him to relax and be himself. if he is barack obama the country has come to know and t job. he will do a grea this is a great day for forident obama and his wife another reason. this marks their 20th wedding anniversary. obama will be in
obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romne and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ in just three days, president obama and it romney will face off in their first debate. they will spend the next two days preparing for the debate. out there romney was at church massachusetts. flies tomorrow to continue is a debate prep. a controversial lottery winner is dead from an apparent drug overdose. found yesterday morning recall her story. got herself in trouble after winning the lottery because she foodtill collecting stamps. night, she stopped by house to see y
. later this morning president obama will speak at george mason university. and an event at cleveland state university in ohio >> . mitt romney told fox news that his controversial remarks about 47% of americans wanting government support were completely wrong. ta more. >> with his campaign reenergize mitt romney took on the controversy surrounding his comments that 47% of americans are dependent on government. he said his remarks were not eloquently stated, but last night on fox news he offered an explanation. >> it was completely wrong. i absolutely believe that my life has shown i care about 100%. >> president obama is trying to rebound from what many believe was a lackluster debate performance before a crowd of 30,000 in madison, wisconsin yesterday suggested romney's performance was just an act,' >> i met a very spirited fellow whioo claimed to be mitt romney. the real mitt romney has been around the country promising tax cuts for the wealthy. >> they accused romney of being dishonest on the debate stage. some of the president's supporters are baffled by what they saw as a passiv
or break week for president obama and governor romney. hunk eering down, cramming for e big debate. what are the secrets to land the knockout punch? >>> peanut butter, a massive recall expanding tonight. we'll tell you which symptoms could spell trouble. >>> and, oscar stunner. the new host for the academy awards. not a movie star. why fans of the "family guy" are having the last laugh tonight. >> victory is mine! >>> good evening from "world news." and we begin with breaking news. an american airlines plane has been forced to land urn strannd strange circumstances. a whole row of seats shaken loose. passengers upended. and this is the second time seats have come loose and forced a landing in three days. so, what is going on? for the latest on what happened today, let's go right to abc's senior national correspondent, jim avila. >> 685, what can i do for you? >> roger. got an unusual one for you. >> reporter: no one can remember this happening before. not passengers, so rattled they didn't want to be identified. >> the seats flipped backwards and so people were essentially on the laps of
of creation in the country. politics continues because both romneynt obama and mitt in virginia today on what the report means. comes at a critical time, 32 days from the big day. scott thurman is gauging reaction from all of this. >> you know, by now we realize goes without an argument includes good news, the the unemployment rate. it depends on who comes tove when it crunching the numbers. >> we found out the unemployment lowests fallen to its level since i took office. president called it evidence his economic plans are working. has come too far now.rn back we have made too much progress thatturn to the policies crisis in the first place. the confidence was contagious. think it is fantastic. >> great news. >> i think we are finally momentum.o see changing path would not be right the country. >> the president says despite losing 800,000 jobs a month when he took office, with that -- we have added 5.2 million new jobs. says include all of stopped looking and unemployment would actually 11%.oser to >> if you gave up and said i work, you are to part of the employment statistics. outside the ra
. on to the presidential race, the are preparing for wednesday inebate denver. a new poll shows voters think t obama will win the upcoming debate and the election. tahman bradley reports that both trying to lower expectations. president obama and mitt romney during a four l showdown on wednesday at presidential debate in denver. s vegas at an la rally, president obama tried to manage expectations. >> i know folks in the media are will have theo zinger. governor romney is a good debater. >> president obama and mitt down fornkering e practice. latest polls show americans debate and the election are the presidents to .ose 63% of registered voters expect obama to win the election. that is his biggest lead so far comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters, the race is much closer, leading romney points.two that's why the debates could be turning point that campaign is hoping for. republican governor chris predicted romney could after a strong showing at wednesday's debate. >> i have confidence that we be shaking our heads saying it's a brand new rates. >> president obama is holding prep in
trail, obama and gopck challenger mitt romney preparing presidentialst this wednesday in colorado. obama has been with of his top advisers in nevada. meantime, romney spent most of working with his debate team in massachusetts. denver today for a rally and corp.. still to come -- >> fall is the worst. in terms of running nose and burning, postnasal drip, hoarseness.d >> she's not alone. what autumn might be especially tough for allergy sufferers. a new place to call home. where dozens of low income a new place to call home. where dozens of low income affors can go for [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but miteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys want to go to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs/pharmacy. accepts united healthcare benefit plans. find a clinic near you at minuteclinic.com. david smallwo
children. we i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.. who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responbisibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about thospeople. i'll never convivince them they should take personal responsibiliby and care for their liveses. >> welcome back. great day to be outside and just breathe in that fall air. refreshing. >> very refreshing. low humidity. a great morning for the 5,000. >> look what we have. a pair of boxers. >> not every day i bring a pair of underwear to the set here. it's for the event the underie 5,000. part of the alliances battle against colon cancer. you see many participants out there today. he did say that they raised about $50,000 in this 5-k today. luckily the weather was perfect for it. yo
this morning, obama and challenger to themney returning today and just after their first debate in denver to. in virginia will be the president campaigns in colorado and wisconsin. will touch on many issues, heard in the debate including the economy. brianne carter is outside the up.te house with a wrap- >> the economy was at the forefront of this debate last night. campaign was hoping debate, hethe extra momentum. analysts believe that's what he accomplished. back to campaigning this morning for president obama and mitt romney after a night of back- .nd-forth debate many say romney had the right tone. poll shows 67% of americans believe the republican local was the winner. the president's proposed policies, middle-income americans have been buried. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle-income families. the president fired back on economy, saying romney taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle class. for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. now, five weeks before the says his big bold idea is never mind. >> when talking about what cuts recommend
-old comments made by candidate obama that some are calling racially divisive. but is it as damaging as romney's video about the 47%? >>> and potential progress for american airlines and its pilots, as the airline rushes to explain why seats have come loose. >>> also this morning, firing back. e small town tv anchor woman, now launching a national debate on weight and bullying, after a viewer attacked her for being fat. >>> and last dance. cut throat composition on the dance floor. but one all-star fails to find his hollywood ending. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. we begin with that newly-released video, getting lots of attention before tonight's first presidential debate. >> it was released overnight by a conservative website. the speech was given to a largely african-american audience back in 2007, when mr. obama was still a senator. critics say the president was divisively pandering to the crowd, saying that the fog did not do enough to help residents of new orleans after hurricane katrina. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where's your dollar? where's your money? makes no se
of denver, where tomorrow night, president obama and mitt romney will go head-to-head during the first presidential debate. at a rally last night in denver, romney previewed one of his attacks. >> we had 40-straight weeks of unemployment above 8%. and what does the president say to all this? he says forward. i think forewarned a better term. >> reporter: romney's trailing president obama in polls. and his campaign knows the upcoming debates could be their best chance to turn things around. that's why the candidate is practicing. huddled with mock advisers. in the mock debates, senator rob portman is playing barack obama. >> i don't like him very much anymore. >> reporter: as for president obama, he took a break from practice yesterday to visit a campaign office and make a few calls to unsuspecting voters. >> andrea? hi. this is barack obama. how are you? that's right. >> reporter: it was just a brief break for the president, who, like romney, has been rehearsing for days. senator john kerry is playing romney in president obama's practice sessions. the president is out of practice. the
and both candidates preparing. obama practicing in just outsidemney denver. monday, mitt romney told voters thinks the debates will be than justthing bigger appears to emerge as the winner. the president's advisers are on trimming his lengthy alm anations and look c romney.y criticism from >> now linda bell joins us from t bloomberg. >> we have heard from a a bunch retailers laying out their holiday plans. there has been an increase in t emp hiring by as much as 5% this year. it's more than 238,000 jobs that need to be filled. macy's has announced it plans to hire 80,000 seasonal associates this year. up 2.5% since last year. theite the optimism, retail federation is on how cautious outlook much consumers plan to spend. retailers are entering their amid thertant season election, gridlock washington, and changes in spending and taxes. they project holiday sales to about 4.1%. at&t is cutting prices to keep prepaid carriers such as metro pc asked. atw, that's business news bloomberg headquarters. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 63 degrees. >> much more to come.
. a lottery for students hoping to see president obama and mitt romney face-off for the first , both practicing against dense -- stand-ins. we had our own version of the with their top surrogates. >> i think we will see a lot of mistruths. >> that is hard to respond to. i cannot even imagine where she such a thing like that. >> he says romney will be specifics like how his budget will something paul ryan was on today. >> we need answers. why are you not more specific? >> when you get in a math conversation, it can take a little while. >> this is deadly earnest. >> republicans say the debate the president's economic policies and high .nemployment rate >> we have been able to build largest grass-roots army in the commonwealth. >> is there an advantage here? romney has the benefit of multiple debates in the primaries. the president has the edge in public opinion polls. the news poll shows 51% say the will the ft mitt debate.n the that matches up with is an abc news washington post poll. you can watch the debate right on abc 7, be it the beginning tomorrow night at 9:00. -- beginning tom
in alex and we are just two days away the first presidential debate between president obama d republican nominee mitt romney. a new washington post poll is tight race nationally, but the president a larger lead in swing states. 49% of likely voters would vote for president obama if the election took place today. 47% would vote for romney. in the swing states, 52 percent voters sided with the while 41% supported romney. president obama is in a las of henderson where for wednesday's debate in denver. romney plans to hold a rally in today. celebrating the start of the a new facebookh giveaway. be giving you the chance to tickets to cox farms festival and four fields of tickets. will announce a winner each the 6:00week during a.m. hour of "good morning washington." go to our facebook page. let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> dealing with a foggy start. really seeing a blanket over the areaportion of the marylandy in western and northern virginia. where we have a dense fog until 10:00. visibility could drop below a times. mile at you really need below beans. give yourself extra time to get t
continues pouring in following the first betweential debate president obama and mitt romney. >> been debated issues including e and how to jump- start the economy. has more from denver. >> the first presidential debate with a handshake and a smile. then it quickly focused on the economy. >> 5 million jobs in the private sector created. automobile industry has come .oaring back and housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get again, toness going hire people. >> romney was aggressive, but the 47% hasabout toll on his campaign. the president never brought up comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's incomees, middle- .mericans have been buried i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on families.ome >> the president said that cannot keep his goal of taxes and not add to the hurting theout middle class. >> now, five weeks before the election, if he says his idea is never mind. >> other topics included medicare reform. while there was not a knockout punch from either side, some feel the president may have been relax. >> he seemed he was a little deta
close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> good morning, america. clash of the candidates. governor romney and president obama face off on the economy, jobs, even big bird. the challenger, on offense. >> you're entitled to your own airplane, and your own house. but not your own facts. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> did romney turn the race around? our powerhouse political team here live with all the latest. >>> home invasion. reports of shots fired at ashton kutcher's hollywood mansion. the s.w.a.t. team come in to arrest three employees at gunpoint. was it a high-stakes robbery or a hoax? >>> meet the bully. the man behind the e-mail who sparked national outrage. he's not backing down. what he's saying to her now. and how she's firing back. >>> and let's get ready to rumble. two titans of television, o'reilly and stewart, just days away from their own supersmackdown. just hours before their faceoff, jon stewart is h
after both appeared in virginia. president obama will attend three campaign events in the district while mitt romney will visit pennsylvania and massachusetts. this comes on the heels of a memo that was distributed to surrogates. beth meyers outlines a series of reasons they think the president will emerge as the winner of the first debate. president obama is one of the most talented political communicators and modern history and this would be his eighth presidential debate while mitt romney's first. the campaign insists the debates will not decide the election. >> linda bell is live from bloomberg headquarters. >> after two weeks of flight delays for american airlines on-time arrivals are starting to improve. the carrier is threatening legal action against union pilots saying they are slowing down operations and hurting the bottom line. they have been going on since september 14. something to keep in mind if you fly united. uil will start replacing their outdated equipment beginning on monday. united suffered from multiple technical problems after a update in march. as we head into the
debate, the new release of a 5-year-old obama speech. >> folks are frustrated. >> what's behind it? and will the speech make any difference tonight? >>> bully backlash on the news. the local anchor woman who became the headline when she took on the man who complained about her weight, head-on. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> why she went public with the hurtful viewer e-mail. and her message for everyone this morning. ♪ put me in, coach i'm ready to play ♪ >>> back in the game. the major league baseball player who took a fast ball to the head. his first time at-bat seven years ago. his fans campaigning for one more shot at glory. and we'll show you what happened at home plate. >>> love having that music coming in. good morning, america. robin recovering from her bone marrow transplant, watching us this morning. great to have elizabeth vargas. >> he had been, adam greenberg, the only player to have his career end on the first pitch of the first at-bat. and that is no longer the case. miami, giving him
the press -- palestinian cause, the conflict, and ththe point t of view from obama about these issues. >> he seems to be holding his cas as he wiped it out to se if he canet to the american voteters first. jennifer nycz-connnner, speakingng of the enomy, the campaign has been very od for the virginia economy. you have beelooking at how much spending have been taking place in virginia thanks to the ce.. >> a big number. $5$53.5 milliosince the campaign began. that i is a loof money and a lotot voters if they are trd to court. i can te you the evidence for the e number of times my telephone has been ringing. >> break it down. >> it goes all over the place. the interesting thing- $53.5 million, 10 times thanas spent in neighbori maryland right now. but what is inteterestings the money is all over the place in a sense of how much the dollars how it breaks down. from thousands of f dollars forr rent, space -- they paid about $1,600 to rent vfw when michele bachmann came, $3.million to republican fund-raiserer firm. it is all over. what is i interesting, in my colleague's story, while the money is
. and this morning, mitt romney, riding high from his debate win wednesday. president obama fighting back, prising to do better at the next debate. the questions right now, is this really a new race? how much of a difference will this morning's jobs report make? david muir is with mitt romney in harrisonburg, virginia. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning to you. both campaigns awaiting the new jobs report this morning. the president hoping for good numbers as he tries to turn the page on that debate performance this week. as mitt romney in virginia looks to build on his momentum. overnight here, the key battleground of virginia, mitt romney on a different stage. but it was that debate stage 24 hours earlier, still on his mind. >> last night, i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see two very different visions for the country. >> reporter: deafening cheers and a swelling crowd of a debate performance that's rallied republicans. paul ryan, taking away from his own debate prep. >> last night, america got to see the man i know. a leader. >> reporter: the president, me
for president. both president obama and mitt romney have both stopped campaigning this weekend. cramming their facts and honing their one-liners. it's your voice, your vote, with just 37 days left until the election. abc's david kerley is with us here at the desk. good to see you. >> nice to be here. dan, this is a big debate. this is part performance, part policy. the stakes are always high. but for mitt romney, some are saying it's make or break. and for the president, leading in the polls, it's about not letting his challenger back in the race. president obama is in nevada this morning where he'll spend the next three days in debate camp. reportedly at this posh resort in henderson. and he heads into the debate with the latest gallup tracking poll still showing president obama holding a lead this morning, 6 points. >> this is the ball game for mitt romney. if romney doesn't do well in this debate it will be hard to get back in this race. >> reporter: both candidates have checklists. mitt romney has to avoid appearing detached. his to-do list, the three cs, show compassion, that he's c
>> president obama and mitt romney preparing to make campaign stops in virginia today. this comes after romney changed course on his controversial remarks>> i.t. department fire in northwest d.c. sent four people to the hospital. brianne carter has details on the rescue. >> how much are you willing to sock. a former baseball star could be putting it on the market. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington>> curt schilling has been saving that and does not washed it. it's friday, october 5. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras. >> is cool but it's going to be a beautiful day. the sunshine was with us yesterday and we will have even more today. let's look at the headlines. it's going to be a gorgeous friday with nothing but sunshine and temperatures around 80 degrees. we have big changes ahead for the weekend and a big drop in temperatures to go along with it, so get ready for that, especially on sunday. 64 at reagan national, 54 at dulles and gaithersburg. 65 by 9:00, 75 at noo
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